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8+ Facts Fans Didn't Know About Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale may be a Hollywood veteran (she appeared in her first television show when she was just three!), but there's still so much fans don't know about this English beauty.

To fix that, here are tons of interesting things about her!

1. She has a daughter

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The Underworld actress has a 20-year-old daughter named Lily Mo Sheen.

Kate had Lily with her ex, Michael Sheen, who she dated from 1995 to 2003.

2. She left Michael Sheen for another man

Speaking of Michael, Kate broke up with the actor after she instantly connected with her Underworld director, Len Wiseman.

While the pair got married, they eventually split in 2016.

3. She once had a super scary health scare

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"Turns out a ruptured ovarian cyst really hurts and morphine makes me cry. So thankful to everyone who looked after me #wobbly," she captioned this heartbreaking image of her in the hospital.

4. She briefly dated Pete Davidson

Kate and the SNL star were first spotted getting cozy at Netflix’s Golden Globes afterparty in January 2019.

Despite their 20-year age difference, they were beyond smitten for each other.

“She’s very happy with Pete,” a source close to the actress told PEOPLE at the time. “They have really similar senses of humor and she’s always laughing with him.”

The pair split later that year in April, citing "long-distance" as the issue.

5. Michael Bay once asked her to lose weight

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Pearl Habor may have made her a breakthrough actress, but nothing was worth the hurtful comments she received from director Michael Bay.

“I'd just had my daughter and had lost weight,” Beckinsale recalled. "But was told that if I got the part, I'd have to work out. And I just didn't understand why a 1940s nurse would do that.”


"I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than my head and I wasn't blonde," she said on The Graham Norton Show.

6. She's crazy flexible

So flexible that people once thought that she had a rubber leg!

Kate credits her insane stretching capabilities to yoga and ballet.

7. She's a talented writer

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When Kate was growing up, she was the two-time winner of the WH Smith Young Writers Award for both fiction and poetry.

8. Her father died suddenly of a heart attack when she was just five

Kate's dad, Richard Beckinsale, was just 31 years old when he died in his sleep from a massive heart attack.

This was very hard for the actress who was so young when it happened.

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In 2016, she told Belfast Telegraph that her father's death was "100% soul-destroying and totally impacted me for ever.”

9. She's super close with her ex, Michael Sheen

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This is important for the actress since they co-parent their daughter together.

"He's really dear, close family," she told Popcorn With Peter Travers in 2016. "He's somebody I've known since I was 21 years old. I really love him a lot."

10. She suffered from anorexia when she was 15

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In an interview with The Independent, she said that she stopped eating as a result of trauma from her father's death.

"Had I been older when I had a breakdown I think I would have been an alcoholic," she added.

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Thankfully, Kate made the smart decision as a teenager to go to her mother and request help, and she seems much happier and healthier now!

11. She can't drive

Don't expect to hitch a ride with the actress.

"It's become embarrassing; it used to be a cute thing that I hadn't gotten around to doing it, but now it's become quite weird... Uber does love me," she told KCTV5 in 2016.